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Banner Elk’s Mary Jo Brubaker is Carolina’s District of Kiwanis New Governor Elect

Dr. Mary Jo Brubaker’s new term office begins this fall and will be followed for another year in office as the Governor of the district.

All 175 clubs of the Carolinas District of Kiwanis International, encompassing over 6000 Kiwanians in North and South Carolina, will soon be under the direct guidance of its new Governor-Elect, Dr. Mary Jo Brubaker of Banner Elk. Her new term office begins this fall, and will be followed for another year in office as the Governor of the district.

The honor comes seven years to the month after Brubaker made the decision to seek this office. The period of preparation included two years as Lt. Governor, three years as a trustee and two additional years of education.

Brubaker’s Kiwanis marching orders are clear and compelling: Kids need Kiwanis! For additional children in both states to benefit from the efforts and programs of local Kiwanis clubs, there must be more clubs and more Kiwanians.

Reflecting on several of the established programs housed within her home club, the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk, she sees possible signature program ideas for other clubs. The list for the Banner Elk club is long and includes Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Boy Scouts and the Avery High Key Club.

Brubaker recalled that hundreds of local children benefit annually from the club’s distribution of between $30,000 and $40,000 from the proceeds of fundraisers like the Woolly Worm Festival in October and Party in the Park in July.

Known as a servant leader, Brubaker will spend the next 12 months in preparation for her next Carolinas District responsibility, that of the Office of Governor. She is in line to assume her seat in that office in August of 2017.

See her campaign pamphlet below: